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Today's News

  • Mills County Attorney Submits Resignation

    Mills County is in the market for a new county attorney following the surprise resignation of Tricia McSorely.

    Less than half way through the four-year term she was elected to serve in November 2014, McSorley has tendered her resignation to take a position with an insurance firm in Omaha. Her last day on the job will be April 22.

    “It’s a good move for my family,” McSorley said. “It’s a job opportunity that came up that I really couldn’t pass up.”

  • New Northeast Principal Has Long Admired District

    When the principal position at Northeast Elementary School opened up with the pending retirement of Joan Crowl, Sherry Herron practically jumped at the opportunity.

    Herron knew well and had long admired the Glenwood Community School District after shadowing Glenwood Middle School Principal Heidi Stanley while pursuing her administrator’s degree six years ago.

  • Deficit Projected In City's 2016-2017 Fiscal Year Budget

    The Glenwood City Council will be asked to approve a budget next week with the understanding that the deficit in its general fund account will be prolonged for at least another year.

    A public hearing for the 2017 fiscal year budget and a vote for council approval will take place Tuesday, April 12, 7 p.m., at City Hall.

  • Services Saturday For Philanthropist Charles E. Lakin

    Mills County philanthropist Charles E. Lakin died March 28 at the age of 94. Services are scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 10:30 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Emerson with burial to follow in the Emerson Cemetery.

    Mr. Lakin is survived by his wife, Florence, three children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

    A graduate of Emerson High School, Charles Lakin farmed for much of his life.

  • County Tax Levy On Decline For 2nd Straight Year

    The Mills County Board of Supervisors has approved the county’s $18.5 million budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

    Next year’s county budget is up slightly from the 2015-2016 fiscal year, which ends June 30, but does reflect a second straight year of decline in the tax levy, from the current rate of 9.633319 (per taxable $1,000 valuation) to the proposed 9.40932 in rural areas of the county. Residents living in incorporated areas within the county would see their tax rate dip from 6.41855 to 6.19468.

  • City Seeks 6-month Contract With Interim Financial Manaqer

    It appears the Glenwood City Council is content on putting off the hiring of a new city administrator for at least six months while the services of an interim financial manager are utilized.

  • Ernst Would Support Trump On GOP Ticket

    Sen. Joni Ernst says Donald Trump will have her support in the November presidential election if he’s the nominee of the Republican Party.

    “I will support whoever the nominee is,” Iowa’s freshman senator told The Opinion-Tribune following a town hall meeting Thursday morning at Glenwood City Hall. “I think it is that important that we unify our party and work on issues that are important to the American people.”

  • 100 and Counting

    MALVERN - Carrie “Avis” Jones isn’t surprised that she’s lived to be 100 years old.
    It’s in her genes.

  • School Board Approves Funds For Speakers, Liaison Officer

    The Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors has approved payments for a pair of speakers this spring at the high school.

    The board unanimously approved a total of $3,350 in speaking fees at last Monday’s regular monthly board meeting.
    Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray said he didn’t feel the fees were an unreasonable sum.

  • Welcome Newcomers Mills County

    The desire to spread the word about a community she considers to be “one of the best kept secrets in Iowa,” is the inspiration behind Anne Smith’s decision to bring back a newcomers welcome program to the Glenwood area.

    The community has been void of a welcome service for new residents since late 2011 when Suzanne Tuma retired from operating her Glenwood Newcomers business. Smith, who retired last year from a 22-year career with the Mills County Public Health Office, said she’s looking forward to her new venture.